Delaware Academy hires interim super

Shultz

The Delaware Academy Board of Education announced last week the appointment of an interim superintendent in the wake of Jason Thomson’s resignation.

Carey Shultz, the district’s business administrator, will serve as interim superintendent effective Feb. 1.

“I’m looking forward to taking on the challenges of this new role,” he said.

Shultz said he has served as business administrator for five years and will continue to fulfill his duties in a dual capacity.

“I’ll be using some resources from my office now while I serve as superintendent,” he said.

The district has not yet begun its search for a permanent hire, but Shultz said he might pursue the position.

“It’s something I’m going to think about,” he said.

The school board will review its search process at its next meeting Monday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m., according to board president Elizabeth Hunecke.

The meeting will also include a farewell reception for Thomson, who tendered his resignation in December after accepting the superintendency at Ichabod Crane Central School District in Kinderhook.

“We thank Jason for his hard work and collaboration with our students, faculty and staff over the last nine years,” Huneke said in a statement. “Delaware Academy is in excellent programmatic and financial condition with a strong leadership team that is committed to moving the district forward. We wish Jason the best in his new role at Ichabod Crane.”

Sarah Eames, staff writer, can be reached at seames@thedailystar.com or 607-441-7213.

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